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Free Speech TV broadcasts independently-produced documentaries dealing with social, political, cultural, and environmental issues; commissions and produces original programming; develops programming partnerships and collaborations with social justice organizations; provides special live broadcasts from remote locations; and maintains an adjunct Web site that hosts one of the Internet’s largest collections of progressive audio and video content.

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Free Speech TV Production's SourceCode has completed its third season as a weekly, half-hour news-magazine program airing exclusively on Free Speech TV. They are renegade media-makers-turned-investigative journalists, covering progressive and alternative issues that rarely receive mainstream media attention. Sourcecode partners with activist groups, in the hopes that their audience, upon seeing the work that is being done to remedy a broad spectrum of social injustice, will get up off the couch and participate in progressive social change.

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For more information about the campaign to take back the web, visit http://freespeech.org/ourweb To find an alternative, non-commercial media-sharing and social networking site, visit http://community.freespeech.org This is a truly crucial time for the Internet, the most powerful and interactive medium humans have ever seen. Recent actions by Facebook to monitor activity on the web and share our private information with our personal contacts and marketers, tells us quite clearly that the new...
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Manufacturing Dissent: From RNC in New York. A look at the stiffling of free speech and anticipated repercussions. Interview with Noam Chomsky covering perceived differences in political parties. Report from League of Independant Voters.
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While we usually hear about environmental problems and the difficulty of finding soluions, SourceCode takes a look at some sustainable alternatives. We'll show you the largest urban garden in America in South Central LA, and their struggle to keep their farm alive. Then, come to San Francisco, where the city government has decided to implement the precautionary principle in their decison making. And across the Bay Bridge, see how the collaboration of national, regional, and grassroots...
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Is an environmentally sustainable economy, possible? Hear from Hunter Lovins on “natural capitalism”….an economy that attempts to take everything of value into account, including human resources and living systems. Then, what would you do if a toxic factory set up shop in your backyard? One group of local activists is taking on the multinational company CEMEX. Artist Roxy Paine and critic John Yao present an installation piece addressing industry’s devastating impact on land And first,...
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Amendment 911: A look at how 911 has evolved in american political and social arenas. Second part of an interview with Noam Chomsky on how American response to 911 has increased the likelihood of another attack. Media Education Foundation report on the appropriation of 911 to suit corporate interests and advance the Neocon Agenda.
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They’re not refugees, the more 300,000 people of New Orleans who were driven from their homes by Hurricane Katrina, and prevented from returning by their city, state and federal governments. They are citizens, and their civil and human rights have been trampled by an unjust system that is becoming LESS just with each passing day. The people of New Orleans are now threatened with losing their VOTES, and they are responding with community involvement that’s spilling out from courtrooms and...
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IN THE NEWS: Verdicts for three men convicted in the murder of Michael Sandy in New York, more American cities adopt LGBT rights laws, Nicaragua dumps its sodomy laws, Hillary Clinton's gig at Rick Warren's church, the passing of an AIDS pioneer, and Boy George's facing the music in London. Our guest for our last twenty minutes this week is Tony Award-winning composer, lyricist and playwright William Finn, currently represented by the off-Broadway review "Make Me a Song: The Music of...
Topics: Gay USA, Free Speech TV, William Finn
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What do you do when the top level leaders in your Country refuse to comply with international agreements about global warming? You make them irrelevant and work locally. This episode, meet the Mayors, who are making sure their cities meet or beat Kyoto greenhouse gas emmission reductions. Hear from Daphne Wysham about the hidden victims of carbon trading (which we just found out is managed by the World Bank. go figure). Find out what the international youth movement is doing about climate...
Topics: free speech tv, independent media, participatory media, global warming, greenhouse effect, climate...
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Resource Wars: A look at how the US environmental policy is adversely impacting our resources, the nation, and the world. Highlights resource mismanagement, corporate manipulation of resources, and givernment ineffeciency. Features a discussion of the Pentagions global warming report and a look at Eco-cycle, a national leader in resource management.
Topics: free speech tv, independent media, participatory media, activism, TV, show, environmental policy,...
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Big business is turning off the tap....the global corporate/government effort to privatize water is causing suffering and violence around the world. Join Vandana Shiva, Tony Clarke, Maude Barlow, and activist group Public Citizen as they report from India, Bolivia, Canada....and neighborhoods like yours.
Topics: free speech tv, independent media, participatory media, privatization, corporate globalization,...
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Jobs and the Economy: A multi-facted look at our economy and the complex social, economic, and political issus that shape it. From the plight of the average worker who faces multiple threats of outsourcing, job destabilization, labor rights erosion, and the vast effects of ( 9/11, corporate war profits, and Bush administration policies ). Interview with No Logo author Naomi Klein and a discussion with Kevin Danaher of Global Exchange.
Topics: free speech tv, independent media, participatory media, activism, TV, show, economy, jobs, 9/11,...
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In George Bush's America, if you're an environmentalist, you're a terrorist. SourceCode examines civil disobedience under the Patriot Act. Come to Prescott, Arizona, where a recent sting resulted in the death of one person accused under the new definition of terrorism. Hear from a former Earthfirst!er on why she took direct action against a power company. ACLU and Center for Constitutional Rights tell you what risks you face in defending the environment. Ruckus Society makes a case for...
Topics: Free Speech TV, SourceCode, Social Justice, Independent Media, Movement Building, environmentalist,...
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SourceCode collaborates with Mother Jones Magazine for a special episode on the State of the Oceans. Join Mike Robbins for a look at how the fishing industry, which regulates itself, is destroying the fisheries and endangering our food supply. Dr. Pauly on the need to protect the ocean, with a park system. And Paul Watson flies the Jolly Roger as he rams Japanese whalers and takes on seal hunters in an effort to save the ocean's wildlife. Plus, a gripping video from Britain's Environmental...
Topics: Free Speech TV, SourceCode, Social Justice, Independent Media, Movement Building, Oceans, fishing...
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Are you going to sit by drinking latte while your government begins rounding up the 12 million? 30 Billion in 2006 is being spent, regardless of any new immigration bill. And no surprise, it's being forked over in large part to Halliburton's KBR for "immigration emergency" plans now being executed to detect, detain and deport any immigrant without papers, and anyone who helps them. Don't want a prison camp in your backyard? Speak up now. This episode: SourceCode investigative reporter...
Topics: free speech tv, independent media, participatory media, activism, TV, activism, civil disobedience,...
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We'll update you on the fight to keep transgender rights included in the federal ENDA bill, show you the story of a transgendered veteran who was denied work with Homeland Security because of her gender identity, preview a sleazy new MTV series, and review the new film on gays and religion called "For the Bible Tells Me So." Stay tuned for our last 20 minutes this week when our guest is out actor Gerald McCullouch who has played Bobby Dawson on "CSI" for eight seasons, is...
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How many rigged elections will we stand for? SourceCode brings you the latest information from Ohio and New Mexico, where whistleblowers from inside the election business are hoping to win lawsuits....to guarantee a verifiable and fair election process in 06. Don't miss Sherole Eaton's story - she saw the official from Triad dismantle a computerized voting machine before the results were counted. And software designer Clint Curtis took a polygraph to back up his story that he was asked to write...
Topics: free speech tv, independent media, participatory media, presediential election, US Politics,...
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Church and State: A look at how the seperation between church and state has been eroded under the Bush administration. Fetaures and interview with Frances Kissling (Catholics for free choice) and Deborah Sweet (Refuse and Resist) discussing the Church's influence on the elections, abortion, and global gag rule. Also a discussion with Dean Spade founder of Sylvia Rivera Law Project covering sexual and gender self-determination and how it is related to the election.
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Accusations of racism and classism in the aftermath of Hurrican Katrina demand we open these issues to public debate. Join Amiri Baraka, Damu Smith, Dr. Beverly Wright, Malik Rahim, Food Not Bombs, and many survivors.
Topics: free speech tv, independent media, participatory media, Katrina, racism, poverty, race, class,...
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While the death and destruction caused by war is reason enough to examine our current state of militarism, SourceCode investigates longterm costs of war's damage to the environment. Weapons of Mass Destruction in Washington DC? Chemical weapons from World War One were buried in the Spring Valley neighborhood in our nation's capital. Army Corp of Engineer whistleblowers tour us around the most toxic of the sites. Then, Truthout's Chris Hume talks with Azzam Alwash about the destruction and...
Topics: free speech tv, independent media, participatory media, activism, TV, Military, Neocon, Veterans,...
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Most Americans know the story of the Trail of Tears; settlers in the New World felt they had more right to the land than the people who were in fact here first. It seems that this attitude has not quite vanished when it comes to Native American land and resources. SourceCode visits the Skull Valley Goshute Reservation in Utah where nuclear waste dumping has caused one Goshute member to stand up for preservation of their land. Meet a hero for the cause of Indian land rights, Eloise Cobell. She's...
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Three pro-enterprise men - a politician, a crooked businessman, and a radical right-winger, are waging the most damaging war against the environment in US history. Meet the writer of the worst anti-environmental legislation Richard Pombo; and Charles Hurwitz, who is trying to make a quick buck on the last of the ancient redwoods, and who used profits from the S & L scandal to buy up the trees; and Ron Arnold, father of the Wise Use movement, who thinks that property is a civil right....
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Episode Work/Organize examines the condition of the worker under global empire, where it's every worker for himself. We'll take you to Bangalore, India call centers; meet workers from Immokalee, Florida forced-labor camps and find out what you can do to help; Liza Featherstone brings you inside the effort to unionize WalMart; join United for a Fair Economy in an anti-Cafta effort. Utah Phillips sings "Bread and Roses" and our friends at Buzzflash offer informed, biting, and very funny...
Topics: free speech tv, independent media, participatory media, labor issues, workers struggle, labor...
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IN THE NEWS: The Human Rights Campaign goes back on its promise NOT to support a federal non-discrimination bill that excludes transgendered people, arrests in a gay-bashing in NJ, the impending execution a gay man in Iran for alleged sex he engaged in at 13 and more. Our guest this week for our last 20 minutes is veteran gay legal expert Art Leonard, professor at New York Law School who will discuss a range of LGBT legal issues, including the constitutionality of the civil suit award against...
Topics: Gay USA, Free Speech TV, ENDA, Art Leonard
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Why Vote?: An analysis of the voting process in Florida for the upcoming election, with a focus on voter scrubbing,voter disenfranchisement , and election machines.
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On this week's "Gay USA," recorded before the Iowa caucuses, we'll show you ex-Gov. Mike Huckabee dodging gay questions from Tim Russert on "Meet the Press," tell you why the new domestic partner system in Oregon has been put on hold, and take a last look at the lovely Rep. Dennis Kucinich on the LOGO/HRC Forum, before his candidacy for President sinks out of sight. Chris Cooper pinch-hits for the vacationing Andy Humm. But Andy will return next week with London theatre...
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Justice for Sale: when private interest groups pressure judges to rule according to popular sentiment, by hiding behind controversial subjects like abortion, Americans can't get their day in court. Come to Tennessee where judges are refusing to hear unpopular parental notification cases, and turning teens away.
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Body Politics: A focused look at the healthcare crisis with an analysis of health insurance and rising healthcare and prescription costs juxtaposed against the rising profits of the pharmaceutical and insurance industries. Includes an interview with author Dr. Sheldon Krimski. Also presented is a discussion with George Martinez of the national hip-hop association about the concerns on the minds of young people acros the nation.
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When war-fighters are company men, can the government win a war? Bunnatine Greenhouse blows the whistle on Army Contracting procedures; Pratap Chaterjee on corporate abuse of international workers in this war; Halliburon Watch tells what you can do; Andrea Gibson performs a piece on a different proxy war.
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This week we will discuss pronouncement on LGBT and AIDS issues from such Republican presidential hopefuls as Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee and Rudy Giuliani and, at the end of the program, bring you 15 minutes with Democratic contender John Edwards from the HRC/LOGO forum earlier this year. We will also have reports on a transgendered teen barred from his prom, a transgendered student barred from college housing, a grisly anti-lesbian murder in Florida, and film of a Minnesota gay man who was...
Topics: Gay Usa, Free Speech TV, LGBT, John Edwards
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Since 9/11 the bush administration has created a State of Exception, where the Constition and human rights are being suspended "in order to save them". Jim Hightower, Richard Grossman - activist and author, Rachel Meerapol from the Center for Constitional Rights talk about rights; meet John Graham who found himself on a terrorist list; the Ella Baker Center; Bernie Sanders.
Topics: free speech tv, independent media, participatory media, US Politics, racism, imperialism, oil,...
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Gays in Iran and a big Republican comes out for marriage equality In this week’s complete program: Analysis of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's speech at Columbia University where he said, "In Iran, we don't have homosexuals like in your country. We do not have this phenomenon. I don't know who's told you that we have it." An excerpt from a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation documentary on brave LGBT folk in Iran The complete video of an emotional statement by Republican Mayor...
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This week for our last quarter hour, our guest is travel writer Michael Luongo, who spent a month investigating gay life in Iraq and lived to tell the tale. He wrote about his experiences in the Gay City News and you can read them online And you can read about more of Michael's worldwide travels at www.michaelluongo.com including his book on gay life in the Muslim world and a new one on travel in Argentina. We will also bring you video from the Republican You Tube debate on CNN where the...
Topics: Gay USA, Michael Luongo, Free Speech TV
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So much news this week we didn't bring in a guest. We'll discuss the scuttling of the federal hate crimes bill in Congress, Mike Huckabee's desire to "isolate" people with AIDS and condemn gay people, Rudy Giuliani's branding gay people as sinners, and the losses of gay activist Bob Kohler (with video from the LES Bio Project on his recollections of the Stonewall Rebellion), gay historian Allan Berube, and Mel Cheren, the Godfather of Disco and a pioneer in raising money to fight...
Topics: Gay USA, Free Speech TV, ENDA
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IN THE NEWS: We will analyze the controversy over Rep. Barney Frank's removal of "gender identity" from the federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act. At least two members of Congress, Jerry Nadler of NY and Russ Holt of NJ now say they will not vote for a sexual orientation bill if it does not include gender identity. The bill is in committee now and a floor vote could come as early as next week. You can read more about the fight for an inclusive ENDA at http://unitedenda.org/ We...
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Borders and Walls: A focused look at profiteering at "tough on crime" policies, growing prison populations, and "three-strikes" laws. An interview with human rights activist Rania Masri. Also Third World Majority a media training and production center run by young women of color and their allies.
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Louise Hogarth's new documentary on AIDS orphans in South Africa We open the show with latest news and analysis on The Sage of Senator Larry Craig, the push to get Arnold Schwarzenegger to sign a bill opening marriage to same-sex couples passed for the second time by the California legislature, a report on Congressional hearings on the federal LGBT rights bill, Jerry Lewis's apology for an anti-gay slur, a breakthrough for LGBT rights in Latin America, and much more. Louise HogarthOur guest for...
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IN THE NEWS: We'll recap the November elections around the country, give you our take on Rudy Giuliani's welcoming of an endorsement from the "Rev." Pat Robertson, and more. We kick off this week's "Gay USA" with our guest transgender activist Melissa Sklarz to do a post mortem on the debate in the US House over the Employment Non-Discrimination Act which was passed covering sexual orientation but not gender identity and expression. We will show you clips from the debate...
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Our guest this week, halfway through the show, is Victoria Nielson, Legal Director of Immigration Equality, who will talk about the Bush backtrack on letting people with HIV visit this country, HIV and LGBT asylum cases, and the fight to let US gays and lesbians bring foreign born partners into this country. You can read more about Immigration Equality at: www.immigrationequality.org All that, plus all the latest news. Gay USA, a weekly news-hour, offers comprehensive news and analysis by and...
Topics: Gay USA, Free Speech TV, Immigration Equality
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One-hour review of the big LGBT issues of 2007. Our guests for that stimulating discussion are three veteran activists: Cholene Espinoza is a board member of the Sevicemembers League Defense Network, a former Air Force pilot now flying for a commercial airline, and, with her partner Ellen Ratner, active in Katrina relief in the Gulf Coast. Donald Suggs is a social marketing consultant who was once Media Director at GLAAD and a journalist at the Village Voice and other outlets. He is featured in...
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In this week’s complete program: In the news, we will tell you about the marriage equality setbacks in Maryland and California, an advance in New York, why the ACLU is standing up for Sen. Larry Craig, and a great story about how to stand up to bullies in schools. Andy will review Ian McKellen in "King Lear" and "The Seagull" at BAM. We'll tell you how you can take action against the federal abstinence only education programs by going to www.advocatesforyouth.org Our guest...
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The US was set to take up the federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act stripped of gender identity protections this week, though Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) is to introduce a floor amendment covering people of transgender experience. We'll be discussing that, the latest from Larry Craig, and Rudy Giuliani's continued retreat on gay rights. Ann reviews a new AIDS-themed play from Israel and Andy a new musical about gay soldiers in World War II. Our guest this week for our last twenty minutes is...
Topics: Gay USA, Free Speech TV, Kate Clinton, ENDA
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We will talk about the controversy over the federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act, the 2008 presidential campaign, the prospects for repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell, and the activism of young people today. National Stonewall Democrats is part of the United ENDA campaign to stop Congress from removing gender identity from the bill. With so much LGBT politics in the news, our guest this week for our last 20 minutes is Jon Hoadley, the new executive director of the National Stonewall Democrats...
Topics: Gay USA, Free Speech TV, ENDA, Stonewall Democrats
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SourceCode looks at America's shifting demographics - how the institutionalized threat of terrorism combined with an uncertain economy has created a climate hostile to immmigrants. The advent of the REAL ID Act, increasing restrictions on legal immigration, growing small-town xenophobia, and renegade self-appointed border patrols are, however, matched by grass-roots groups assisting immigrants, even at great personal risk. We'll take you undercover with the Minutemen, as well as on a rescue...
Topics: free speech tv, independent media, participatory media, Community, immigrants, REAL ID Act, No More...
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The US Senate passes the federal hate crimes bill, the uproar over Rep. Barney Frank's removal of transgender protections from the federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act, why the US Episcopal bishops have pleased neither gays nor conservatives by standing pat on gay issues in their church, General Peter Pace's condemnation of homosexuality and most heterosexuality, and Jenna Bush's efforts at teaching "tolerance" meet resistance in Jamaica. In the last 20 minutes of this week's...
Topics: Gay USA, Free Speech TV, ENDA, Ann Bannon
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Democratic commotion: DNC in boston - look at the exclusion of progressive activism from the convention. chat with Corpwatch on how coprorations influence democracy and the election process. DC underground report on the criminalization of dissent. This is a low quality FLV version. can use VLC to play http://www.videolan.org/vlc/ on many OS/platforms.
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